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4.5 out of 5

"Very quirky place to stay on a budget in a good location " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 23 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

At Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena. Highlights at this historic hostel include free in-room WiFi.

All 34 shared rooms feature free local calls. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a picnic area. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of airport drop-off service.

Sights within a 30-minute walk of this Addington hostel include Addington Raceway and Hagley Cricket Oval.

Twin Bunk, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$59* Per night/room 18 Jul. - 19 Jul.

Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room

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Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Everyone (23) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Very quirky place to stay on a budget in a good location

Posted by on 23 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct. 2019 by Nikki

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to rate your stay with us. It's great to get such a high score and we agree that we're in such a great location! Thanks again and we'd love to see you back in Jail another time! Kind regards, Nikki and the Jailhouse team

5 out of 5
It was a really well appointed hostel. Great experience.

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2019

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5 Aug. 2019 by Nikki

Thank you so much for giving our hostel a fantastic 5 star rating! We're really happy to hear that you had a great experience and we'd love to see you back in Jail another time. Once again thank you for your valuable feedback. Kind regards, Nikki and the Jailhouse team

5 out of 5
Loved the feeling of the history of the whole place. The little nods back to history. Striped duvet covers and pillow cases. And shutdown at 9pm

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Have been there on two occasions. Not just a great historic location but also very clean and quiet.

Posted by , from Northisland on 23 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
Rooms were very quiet, convenient location close to horncastle arena

Posted by , from QT on 23 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
I've wanted to stay there for a long time and finally got around to doing it. Such a fun place to say and ironically probably the best sleep I've had in years. Staff are kind and do their best to create an exceptional experience. No wonder it is so highly rated.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 3 Sep. 2018

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4 Sep. 2018 by Nikki

Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to rate our hostel. We're so pleased that our hostel clearly lived up to your expectations and good to know you had fun and a great nights sleep in Jail. Thanks once again for all the positive comments and we hope to see you back in Jail again very soon, Kind regards, Nikki and the Jailhouse team

4 out of 5
Great experience perfect for watching rugby, walking distance to stadium, pubs and park

Posted by on 15 Aug. 2018

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18 Sep. 2018 by Nikki

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to rate our hostel. We agree that we're in such a great location. The vibrant suburb of Addington has many cool bars, cafes and eateries. We're an easy walking distance to the rugby stadium, Horncastle Arena, Court Theatre and Railway Station We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back in Jail another time! Kind regards, Nikki and the Jailhouse team

5 out of 5
A fun place to stay, and such a cool concept. Really enjoyed it even if the facilities were a bit basic. Clean, tidy and unique - really enjoyed our stay :)

Posted by , from Christchurch on 30 May 2018

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5 out of 5
Amazing and memorable. While this is basic accommodation it was unique and what was promised was delivered. “The Miller” is a pub close by which was great. would be very happy to stay there anytime.

Posted by , from Aust on 14 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 May 2018 by Jail Warden

Hi and thanks very much, so glad you enjoyed our unique Jailhouse experience.

5 out of 5
very special and immpresive,good kitchen to cook。bathing is perfect。

Posted by , from china on 8 Dec. 2017

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About the Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel

Location 338 Lincoln Road, Christchurch, 8024

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. The historic Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel also features tour/ticket assistance, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This Christchurch hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1874
  • Coffee shop
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (9.8 km / 6.1 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport drop-off
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel offers 34 shared accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. This Christchurch hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Shower
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Connecting rooms available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property requires advance payment for late arrivals for bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Security system
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 25.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 20 per person
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 20
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Jailhouse Accommodation
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel
  • Jailhouse Accommodation Hostel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Hotel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel Christchurch
  • Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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